Today the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 at Busch Stadium to increase their division lead to a season-high 10 1/2 games (with 20 remaining). Ryan Braun continued to improve on his dynamic numbers, furthering his case for the National League Most Valuable Player.
Here are Ryan Braun’s stats along with his rank in the National League. I personally believe that the best numerical way to evaluate a player is OPS, in which Braun ranks first in the NL and second in all of baseball (Jose Bautista).
On-base Plus Slugging (OPS): .999 (1st)
On-base Percentage (OBP): .404 (3rd)
Slugging Percentage (SLG): .595 (1st)
Batting Average (AVG): .335 (1st)
Home Runs (HR): 27 (T-10th)
Runs Batted In (RBI): 95 (5th)
Runs (R): 96 (1st)
Stolen Bases (SB): 31 (7th)
Hits (H): 163 (4th)